Préfet du Doubs v. Maire de Boussières

August 30, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Besançon

Préfecture du Doubs
Bertrand Astric
Dominique Landbeck

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Glyphosate
The prefect is seeking the annulment of the order of 14 June 2019 prohibiting the use of any product containing glyphosate throughout the territory of the municipality, issued by Betrand Astric, mayor of Boussières.
Administrative Court of Besançon, France

September 16, 2019
The execution of the order dated June 14, 2019 of the mayor of Boussières is suspended until the court rules on the merits of the legality of this act.
National law

The order prohibiting the use of glyphosate-based herbicides in the municipality issued by the Mayor of Boussières is challenged by the Prefect of Doubs on the ground that that measure does not fall within the competence of a mayor but of the Minister for Agriculture. The hearing at the Administrative Court of Besançon took place on 09/13/2019. On 16 September 2019, the judge of summary proceedings suspended the municipal order. The municipality appeals against the decision.